Cleaning and repairing your gutters before winter hits will protect your home and save you money. Schedule a free estimate, and we’ll ensure your gutters are ready for winter!
Gutters collect rainwater from the roof and carry it away from your home’s foundation through the downspouts. However, when your gutters become full of leaves, twigs, and debris, they can tear away from the structure of your home. This can lead to fascia and soffit rot. When water overflows, it can seep in behind the gutter, causing severe water damage.
Ensuring your gutters are clean and in good repair before winter sets in is essential. Greater Chicago Handyman provides professional and dependable gutter repair, installation, and cleaning services to our clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area.
Common Gutter Problems During Winter
Winter weather in Chicago can negatively impact your home if you’re not ready. Cold, ice, snow, and sleet can stretch your home to its limits; winter can take its toll on your home, from the pipes in your bathrooms to the cement in your driveway.
Preparing your gutters for winter is, therefore, essential. If your gutters are clogged and unable to drain correctly, the stagnant water will freeze. Your gutters will be filled to the brim with ice, which takes a long time to melt. While it sits there, a lot of weight is placed on the gutter. Also, they are now useless. Water from melting snow or rainfall cannot flow through the gutters and will overflow down to your home’s foundation.
When left unchecked, the following problems can occur:
- Falling or sagging gutters
- Foundation damage
- Fascia and soffit rot
- Roof and structure damage
- Water damage inside your home
- Constant water dripping leading to icy walkways
Get your house ready for winter – let Greater Chicago Handyman help get it done!
Get Your Gutters in Check
Don’t wait for bad weather to realize you should have had your gutters professionally cleaned or repaired. At Greater Chicago Handyman, we will inspect your gutters and downspouts. We’ll tighten gutter spikes or brackets. We’ll also make sure they’re clean and clear.
If you’re tired of maintenance, installing gutter shields on your gutters will not eliminate the need for gutter cleaning. However, it will reduce the frequency. There are many different types of gutter guards. From plastic to aluminum, Greater Chicago Handyman will help you determine which type is right for your home and budget. We’ll then schedule a convenient time to install gutter shields on your home.
Gutter Cleaning Services Chicago
Veteran-owned and operated, we provide professional and dependable gutter repair, installation, and cleaning services to our clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Call us today to ask about our gutter cleaning and shield installation services. Let us help you protect your home and give you peace of mind when dealing with your gutters this winter.